Top 4 DIY Insulation Courses Online

Insulation, Caulking, Ventilation

Insulation, Caulking, Ventilation

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With the participation of government energy efficiency departments, this DIY tutorial video provides up to date information on the latest techniques to insulate, weatherproof and ventilate your home. Home owners should know about three basic elements to a healthy and comfortable home: insulation, weatherproofing and ventilation.

This tutorial is geared toward all home renovators from the novice to the expert, as well as home owners who wish to hire professionals to execute home renovation projects.

This DIY tutorial includes:

  • All the information needed to properly insulate your home
  • Fibreglass insulation
  • Extruded Polystyrene
  • Mineral Wool
  • Foam insulation
  • Exterior wall insulation
  • Insulation of the attic
  • How to prevent air leaks
  • Installation of vapour barriers
  • Caulking of doors and windows
  • Analysing problems with condensation
  • Problems due to high humidity
  • Ventilation
  • Installation of an air exchanger

Basement Finishing: Insulation, Floors, Wall Finishing, Drop Ceiling

Basement Finishing: Insulation, Floors, Wall Finishing, Drop Ceiling

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Insulation, Floors, Wall Finishing, Suspended Ceilings

You will see in this learning video how to insulate basement walls with rigid insulating panels, or in the case of irregular walls, with fiberglass insulation. The construction and insulation of basement floors are shown as well. You will see how to install gyproc panels for walls and ceilings, and joint finishing techniques. Insulation of walls, floors and ceilings is discussed. Detailed instructions are given to install suspended ceilings as well as recessed lighting fixtures. The installation of doors and floor finishing is discussed as well as 101 tricks of the trade to save you time and money. Even the installation of a basement toilet below the sewer level will be explained, with the help of the appropriate product. Finally the general decoration of the basement will be done so that you can complete the finishing of your basement with complete confidence.

This learning video includes:

  • Caulking of air leaks in the basement
  • Complete insulation of basement walls
  • Fiberglass insulation
  • Rigid extruded polystyrene insulation
  • Application of urethane paint to seal the basement floor
  • Insulation of the basement floor
  • Construction of a sub-floor
  • Construction of partitions
  • Soundproofing of walls and ceilings
  • Installation of recessed lighting
  • Installing gyproc
  • Finishing joints
  • Installation of suspended ceilings
  • Installation of a toilet below sewer level
  • Installing vinyl floor tiles
  • Installation of fluorescent lights

Roofing: Ventilation, Asphalt Shingles, Skylights, Gutters

Roofing: Ventilation, Asphalt Shingles, Skylights, Gutters

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Ventilation, Asphalt Shingles, Skylights, Gutters

You will see in this learning video the complete refinishing of your roof, including the replacement of asphalt shingles, the application of self-adhesive  protective membranes, and the addition of skylights. You will also learn the basic principles of attic ventilation that are absolutely essential to the well being of your roof.The installation of new rain gutters is shown to give you a complete view of the work involved in refinishing your roof. Your roof will be protected from rain, snow, ice and heat for many years to come.

This video includes:

  • Measures to take for personal safety
  • Removal of old shingles
  • Repair of the supporting structure
  • Installation of a skylight
  • Installation of self-adhesive protective membranes
  • Installation of down spouts
  • Installation of asphalt saturated paper
  • The first row of asphalt shingles
  • Installation of shingles, valleys, and peaks
  • Installation of soffits below the cornice
  • Complete installation of rain gutters

How to Build an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

How to Build an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

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Building an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

You will see in this video step by step instructions on how to  plan and construct an addition to your house. You will see the construction from the excavation up till the finishing of the interior. We take you through the construction of the wood frame, the floors, the walls and the roof, as well as the complete insulation of the new addition. You will also learn how to soundproof the walls and floors using new methods available to the construction industry.The knowledge acquired from this video will allow you to better plan and undertake the construction of the addition to your house with complete confidence in attaining professional results at a fraction of the cost.

This video includes:

  • Planning
  • Taking proper measurements
  • Excavation
  • Foundations
  • Waterproofing foundations
  • Insulating foundations
  • Pouring the basement slab
  • Construction of the frame
  • The roof
  • Insulation
  • Soundproofing of walls and floors

Framing floor walls and roof introduction. Framing for the making of an annex floor, walls and roof trusts

Annex insulation walls and attic. Insulation a new annex walls and roof using fiber glass batts and polystyrene insulation boards.

Planning an addition to your house. Panning the construction of an annex to your house.

Construction of the foundations. The construction of the foundations for an annex to your house. Excavation, framing, pouring the footings and the foundation walls.

Concrete foundations insulation. How to insulate the foundation walls form the outside using polystyrene insulation boards.

Damp proofing foundations. How to install a self adhesive membrane on the foundations walls form the out-side to prevent any water infiltrations in the basement.